5 crazy lipstick colours put to the test
One of the best things about beauty is putting new techniques and products to the test. Whether it be trying out a new smoky eye, mixing two products together to form a hybrid, or testing out a new shade of lipstick – it’s often experimentation that leads to a great discovery.
So when it came to trying out some unusual lipstick shades, it should’ve been a piece of cake for the bh team right?
Turns out we’re pretty classic when it comes to our favourite lip colours...
“I love either a nude or an orangey red – but I tend to stick with the nude unless it’s a special occasion!” - Beth
“If I had to choose I’d say reds and plums.” - Anna
“I love a nude lip.” - Astrid
“I prefer a pinky-nude lip and on special occasions, I’ll bust out a red lip.” - Rosie
“It’s a draw between nude and a merlot red.” - Sam
So when it came to assigning each of us a crazy lip colour to wear, it was drawn out of a hat with NO SWAPSIES. And this was the verdict:
Beth – BLUE
(Inglot Lipstick in #291, $29, www.inglotaustralia.com)
“I was pretty intimidated by my ‘crazy’ blue lippy! It couldn’t be more out of my colour comfort zone. I loved the colour itself, but I was nervous about how it’d translate onto my lips.”
Anna – BROWN
(L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in 703 Oud Obsession)
“I thought it was MUCH darker than any brown lippy I’ve ever tried and I wasn’t confident that I could pull it off.”
Astrid – GREY
(M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Halsey)
“On the bullet it’s really grey, so my initial thought was that I was going to look like a zombie from The Walking Dead.”
Rosie – GREEN
(NYX Cosmetics Wicked Lipstick in Risque)
“Being such a vibrant, sparkly green shade, it really struck me as a colour that would only work if you’re on your way to a Halloween party dressed as an alien! Or, a shade that only the queen of crazy lipstick shades, Rihanna, could pull off.“
Sam – PASTEL PURPLE
(Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Coven, $21, sephora.com.au)
“All I could think of when I was assigned this colour was Jessie J’s beauty look at the Brit Awards. Everyone thought I was the lucky one, but I was terrified about putting it on.”
The rules? We had to wear our shade for an entire day and see what happened…
“Someone pointed out it made my teeth look yellow – and they were spot-on. If I ever wear it again I’ll have to use a whitening toothpaste in the lead-up. Sam did say it made my eyes look more blue, which is weird because they’re green.” - Beth
“I actually quite liked it on. It wasn’t as dark on the lips as I thought it would be. I think I lucked out with this one!” - Anna
“On my lips it actually looked more teal than grey – there was a definite green undertone that I didn’t mind to be honest, and the texture was quite moisturising on my lips.” - Astrid
“The colour translated onto my lips in the exact shade as the bullet – a dark, bold moody green, with flecks of glitter. It was quite creamy and sat on my lips well, which is a plus!” - Rosie
“I think I clouded my own judgement because while I didn’t like it when I first put it on, once someone told me I looked like a fairy – I was all for it! I also liked that even though it had quite a matte finish, it was comfortable to wear.” - Sam
So would we do it again?
“No – unless it was for a fancy dress party. I’d be way too self-conscious to wear this anywhere else!” - Beth
“I’m not too sure if I would wear this one again. I did really like the colour on me but if I was to opt for a dark lippy, I don’t think this one would trump my favourite plums and reds!” - Anna
“Look, I wouldn’t say it’s a new regular in my beauty arsenal, but it’s not a straight up ‘no’.” - bh’s Astrid
“To be honest, this shade is a far-cry from my go-to pinky nude hue, but I wouldn’t say no to wearing it on Halloween!” - Rosie
“I think I’d have to adopt an alter ego to wear it on a regular basis, like how Beyoncé turns into Sasha Fierce on stage. But until I come up with a catchy name for her, I’ll probably only pop it on for a cheeky Instagram selfie – it was too fun to never wear it again!” - Sam
What’s the most daring lipstick shade you’ve ever worn? Did you like any of the ones we wore?
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